Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs Ed Herman UFC Picks & Predictions - 11/9/2019
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs Ed Herman
UFC Fight Night 163
CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Gadzhimurad Antigulov will battle Ed Herman at UFC Fight Night 163 in CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The line has Antigulov coming in at -170 while Herman is at +140.
Gadzhimurad Antigulov steps into the Octagon with a record of 20-6-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter stretches 70". Ed "Short Fuse" Herman comes in at 6' 1" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 25-14-0. The 39-year-old extends his reach 77". Regarding significant strikes, Gadzhimurad Antigulov connects on 2.32 per min while Ed Herman is connecting on 3.18 significant strikes per min. Antigulov is connecting on 51% of the significant strikes he throws and Herman connects on 48%. Regarding defense, Antigulov absorbs 5.92 significant strikes per min while "Short Fuse" absorbs 3.10. Antigulov also defends 21% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Herman stops 44% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Regarding grappling, Gadzhimurad Antigulov is the better wrestler as he takes his opponents down 8.70 times per 15 minutes. Antigulov is scoring a takedown on 41% of his tries. Herman is taking his opponents down on 51% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 60% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Antigulov is the more apt fighter by going for 3.5 subs per 3 rds while Herman looks to get 1.3 subs per 3 rounds.
In his previous fight, Gadzhimurad Antigulov fought Michal Oleksiejczuk and walked away in defeat via a punch to the head in round 1. Oleksiejczuk landed 8 of 10 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Antigulov ended the night having landed 6 of 13 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Oleksiejczuk ended up landing 8 of 10, which gave him a rate of 80%. He landed 8 of 10 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Antigulov landed 46% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 6 of 13. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 5 of 12 aimed at the head. 37% of the significant strikes landed by Oleksiejczuk and 100% of them connected on by Antigulov were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Ed Herman, he went up against Patrick Cummins and ended up winning this fight via a knee to the head in round 1. Cummins connected on 81% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Herman connected on 72% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Herman ended up landing 31% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 11 of 35. He landed 11 of 34 significant strikes to the head. Cummins ended up connecting on 22 of 33 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 31 directed at the head. Discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Cummins connected on 22 of 33 and Herman ended up connecting on 14 of 38 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Ramazan Emeev will square up in the Octagon against Anthony Rocco Martin. Emeev steps into the cage holding a record of 18-3-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and comes in at 5' 10". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 76". Rocco Martin stands in at 6' 0" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 16-5-0. The 29-year-old has a wingspan of 73". When it comes to grappling, Ramazan Emeev gets a takedown 2.00 times per 15 minutes and Anthony Rocco Martin is averaging a takedown 0.75 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Emeev is landing 2.51 strikes/minute and is landing 47% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Anthony Rocco Martin, who tags the opposition on 37% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 2.69 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Davey Grant is set to square up with Grigorii Popov. Popov will be looking to add a victory to his record of 13-2-0. The 35-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The switch fighter stretches 68". Grant comes in at 5' 8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-4-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 69". Concerning grappling, Grigorii Popov is able to deflect 100% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 0% of his attempts. Grant is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of the tries he takes and is able to stop 64% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Popov absorbs 7.56 strikes/min while he deals 5.62 strikes/minute. Grant, in contrast, absorbs 1.41 strikes/minute and is connecting on 3.60 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ed Herman (+140)
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